Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Katinka Moller | 2009-06-29


Red dots on childs face

Morning Dr

My daughter, age 4.6yrs, has had a severe post nasal drip resulting in loose cough for about a week. On Saturday-night she vomited a lot of phlem after which she felt much better. When she woke up yesterdaymorning, she had red dots around her eyes as well as a few on the rest of her face. It does not look like a skin rash, more like bleeding under her skin. There is no dots on the rest of her face.

She does not have any fever or headache and her neck is not stiff. Her eyes also seem red,like when its an eye infection.

Please advice.
Should I be cocerned

Expert's Reply



This may result from excessive coughing but it is important to be sure that your daughter's blood count is normal-especially the cells in the blood called the platelets. It is important to take your daughter to see a paediatrician or your GP.

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Posted by: Corlie | 2009-06-29

Hallo Katinka

My seuntjie het ook verlede jaar sulke rooi bloedspatseltjies op sy gesig gehad (dit lyk soos die kolletjies wat ' n mens onder jou vel kry wanner jy bv ' n swaar sak gedra het). Dit word petegie genoem.

Die pediater het my toe ingelig dat dit waarskynlik veroorsaak is a.g.v. sinusitis wat hy op daardie stadium gehad het. Virale infeksies (en ' n lang lys ander kwale) kan petegie veroorsaak, maar soos ek verstaan, is ' n geï soleerde geval soos dit wat jy beskryf heel waarskynlik a.g.v. die post-nasale drip en ontsteking wat sy het.

Mens skrik baie groot, en ek het my seuntjie pediater toe geneem. Hy het antibiotika gekry om te help om enige infeksie op te klaar. Ek het ook suiwel uit sy dieet gesny vir twee weke, wat gehelp het om die slym bietjie minder te maak.



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